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Amalfi

 

Amalfi is the main town of the beautiful coast and located mid-way between the larger towns of Salerno and Sorrento.

It is truly stunning with its multi-colored houses and plenty of monuments among of those the Sant ’Andrea cathedral is the masterpiece. The religious complex is the major attraction of the town and the Piazza del Duomo is one of the main places to visit.

 

You should not miss the promenade, browse through the shops, and take a walk along the beach.

 

The glorious history of Amalfi has undoubtedly started with the settlements of Romans in the area, even though his initial inhabitants should be related to the Magna Grecia period. The maximum power of the town was when Amalfi became the first Italian Maritim Republic between the IX and ended at the beginning of the XII century. In a similar period, other Italian Maritime Republics started their glorious times like Venice, Genoa, and Pisa. They all contend against each other in commerce and power. Those ancient competitions is still remembered today and celebrated with a regatta contest that is held in shift of one per year, in each town.    

 

The town of Amalfi has developed in the past the paper crafting, thanks to the torrent that runs in the middle of the town. That industry with the modernization has rapidly and almost disappeared. The town still preserves the Cartiere (Paper Mills) buildings and what is was, its flourish valley or Valle Delle Cartiere which enchants thousands of tourists yearly that walk the trails and reach by walk the towns of nearby Scala and Ravello climbing up through one of the most uncontaminated and beautiful Italian environment.

 

Today’s Amalfi most prosperous sector is the tourism. Hotels and restaurants, bars, gelato vendors, pizza makers and the best pastry stores are in town. Do not miss the culinary experience Amalfi offers as you will not be disappointed. And lots of little stores are there for tourists that are willing to take back home a little souvenir of this paradisiac Region.

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Please download the the Amalfi map at this LINK! 

We have also created our map on Google to locate the area and surrounding towns bus stops, food, beaches and more; CLICK HERE to get a tailor made map for  you!

Most restaurants and bars are in the town center. Yet the hamlet of Pogerola, where many residents live, has food stores, resturants some bars and is well connected to the main town. 

Visit the Valle Delle Ferriere and its Paper Mill factories. The Sant'Andrea Religious complex, the Piazza Duomo and the many shops.

The town of Amalfi is one of the most interesting destination of the Region. Please visit the Museum guide of the town, you can reach at this LINK! 

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Amalfi main parking options

Parking in Amalfi can be very tricky and in some ​occasion very expensive! 

The best and larger parking in town center is in via Pantaleone Comite “Luna Rossa”  https://www.google.com/maps/@40.6341347,14.6066148,19z  

 

Another large public parking is at the main pier of the town in Piazzale Dei Protontini, parking Berma https://www.google.com/maps/@40.6316796,14.5972166,21z

The town parking are managed by Amalfi Mobilità : www.amalfimobilita.com ​​

 

More information will be contained in the specific page of the property rented

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Best Tourist attractions of the area

The link will contain the best tourist attractions of the Amalfi coast and its surroundings

Do not miss a day out in Ravello area that could be combined with the nearby Scala in one day. If you wish to see both, try to  leave very early morning. 

Visit Positano by ferry as the main part of the town is based around its beach!

We do not suggest the use of the bus to/from there.  

In order to visit Pompeii, you need to book your visit with a day in advance, at least, on the official web site.

The Mount Vesuvio must be reserved too! 

To reach Capri, the easiest option is to get to the port and plenty of options are available, from early morning to afternoon.  In case you wish to opt for a private collective small group tour, we offer one full day trip to Capri, that lasts 8 hours, from Amalfi,  Positano or Praiano. More information on this tour at this LINK!

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Local Transportation 

The main bus stations of Amalfi are located around the roundabout of Piazza Flavio Gioia.

 

Passengers will be using the East side shelter to board buses to Ravello/Scala and Pogerola/Lone.

 

Whilst on the main Sitasud parking West side of the piazza, all other destinations: Sorrento – Praiano – Positano – Salerno – Maiori.  

 

More information are contained in the Sitasud linked page, that explains the way to buy your ticket.

 

Whilst click on the handier lower links to get faster, the updated Sitasud schedules for the! 

 

Sorrento>Positano>Praiano>Amalfi

 

Main schedules

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Please download the the Amalfi map at this LINK! 

We have also created our map on Google to locate the area and surrounding towns bus stops, food, beaches and more; CLICK HERE to get a tailor made map for  you!

Most Amalfi restaurants and bars are in the town center. Yet the hamlet of Pogerola, where many residents live, has food stores, restaurants some bars and it is well connected to the main town. 

Visit the Valle Delle Ferriere and its Paper Mill factories. The Sant'Andrea Religious complex, the Piazza Duomo and the many shops.

The town of Amalfi is one of the most interesting destination of the Region. Please visit the Museum guide of the town, you can reach at this LINK

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During the stay, please remove all your waste and dump those out of the unit at the right night and before the departure day. We do recycle and make our best to keep clean the environment. We do ask our guests to cope with this easy to follow rule.

Please drop your waste at the right place and only at night afer 10.00pm.

Ask the agent for it, in case you did not get the proper information.

We separate our waste in 5 different bags

-          Food waste – compost (no paper, no tissue, no plastic)

-          Paper and cardboard, newspapers, Juice and milk cartons, clean pizza catons

-          Plastic, aluminum cans, aluminum foil, Steel (tin) and empty aerosols;

-          Glass (Green, clear and brown glass bottles and jars)

-          Regular trash (waste that cannot be recycled). Those are: Plastic bags or recyclables inside plastic bags,Disposable nappies, Polystyrene , Syringes or medical waste, Ceramics, ovenware or light bulbs, electrical items, toys. 

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 The town of Amalfi is the main hub for maritime transportation. 

In its port commute most of the regular ferry lines with destination Salerno – Positano – Capri – Sorrento – Ischia and Naples.


Main ferry lines are:

TravelMar - Alicost

Gescab- Alilauro

Snav  - Capitan Morgan

Caremar  - Nlg 


Ferries to Salerno, Positano and Capri are generally available from April until mid-November.


Whilst to Ischia – Sorrento – Naples trips are only available in the high season (June – September) 

 

Please click on our main page for ferries to get options to reach the Amalfi Coast from the Sea! 

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Restaurants - bars suggestions

The page will inform you on where to eat or drink with our suggestions on our preffered restaurant and bars of the area.

 

We have created our favourite list for:

-  Amalfi 

- Positano

- Conca and Furore

- Praiano 

You can eat from economical to very expensive.

Opt for a nice pizzeria if you are on a budget or family and do not want to spend a fortune.  

If you are on your honeymoon and want to surprise your beloved one, you can opt for some of the most amazing restaurant of the coast, you will find in our lists! 

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More resources for other areas

Please clink on the specific page for suggestion for the following towns:

- Amalfi Coast attractions and Museums

- Amalfi

- Ravello 

- Capri

- Sorrento 

 

- Pompeii

- Naples
 

- Conca and Furore